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Re: packaging questions

Drake Diedrich <dld@empire.anu.edu.au> writes:

>    In this case, I think static libraries will be better.  Most programs
> will use only a tiny fraction of the library, a few K out of a 3M library
> file.  There will be negligible overlap between dissimilar simultaneously
> running programs.  The few-percent shared-library penalty is not always
> trivial.  Povray suffers a 25% performance penalty when using shared
> libpovray versus statically linked (on pentium, RISCs shouldn't suffer the
> same penalty due to greater numbers of registers).

I had no idea that the penalties were this high.  If generally true,
then I retract my objection to static over shared for this admittedly
performance oriented library.


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